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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Thursday, 10 December 2009

All is Not What it Seems..

Hello there!!
I'm back...
I'm using a dinasaur of a PC after my laptop decided to die.
It's not the only reason I've been away and I'd like to thank all the kind emails I've recieved from so many blogging friends.
So, look at these photos..
they are of the small village of Plaka near Elounda.
It's become part of the set for the film 'The Island' based on the book of the same name written by Victoria Hislop. You can see the island, Spinalonga, behind the fake wall in the above photo.
The story is fictional but based on the last years of the occupation of Spinalonga by lepers.
It's was amazing to see how authentic the set was!
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17 comments:

Ivy said...

Glad to see you posting again. I read about the book. Hope Santa gets you a new laptop. Santaaaa, I need one as well.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i found the book a bit too melodramatic and soppy, but i'm sure the film will be better - being set in crete is more than enough!

blackbird said...

I've always found sets fascinating- sometimes more real than real life.

I hope that you and yours are doing well and your only inconvenience is working with an old laptop. It doesn't take us long to get used to the newest and fastest.

Jude said...

Yes Maria,rose tinted glasses and romanticised but maybe because we know more than the readers who don't live here.

Lydia said...

Oh its so lovely to see you back!

I have to admit to the henious crime of never reading the book, however I was told that it was a lovely read....

Film sets sound very exciting though!

Love Lydia xx

Maddie Grigg said...

Good to have you back.
I read the book while in Corfu two years ago - I like to read things about Greece when I am there. I agree with MK about the melodrama but I was interested, having gazed out across to Spinalonga. I was also intrigued to know what kind of a writer was also the wife of Ian Hislop.
Your pictures of the set are fascinating. x

Nutty Gnome said...

Welcome back - we've missed you!

I really enjoyed 'The Island' despite the melodramatic bits but didn't know they were doing a film about it ....I'll have to go see it when it comes out. Are you going to try to be an extra?!

Chris said...

Nice to hear your voice again...Wishing you well from snowy Wisconsin.

ChrisH said...

Juuuude! Good to see you again!

Lynn said...

Interesting indeed. So pretty there.

Taz said...

So you've been busy with your new hollywood friends then? I was missing you x

Rob-bear said...

Being newish to the team, this is our first contact. Delighted to meet up with you.

So tell me, are you actually living in the set, or just dreaming about that?

nicolaknits said...

Welcome Back.
I've read that book! It would be fun to watch the film being made.

Pondside said...

Hi Jude - welcome back!
I haven't read that book, but will look for it.

Menopausal musing said...

WELCOME BACK!!!!!!! I haven't read the book, unfortunately, but that film set looks disturbingly real!

bindu said...

Will be interesting to see the illusion of the house after seeing it in pieces on the sets!

Cheryl said...

Jude, really cool to have the chance to visit the set. It does look authentic!